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McHale Tiger Roll Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 9 runners
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McHale Tiger Roll Beginners Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.90
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 11P1-2 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Classy front-running hurdler won Grade 2 and Grade 3 novices last season; was a beaten 8/13 fav on chasing debut over C&D earlier this month but should have learnt from that experience and be sharper today.

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3rd

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:25 Punchestown

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Grade 2 winner over hurdles; beaten on chase debut, but winning his next five; odds-on for three Grade 3 successes, though only scrambled home over 2m2f at this venue last October; should be sharper for his return from a winter break when beaten 12l behind the Arkle runner-up Found A Fifty at Aintree.

16/1

4th

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Grade 2 winner over hurdles; beaten on chase debut but hasn't looked back in winning his next five; tackles a different calibre of opposition than in his Grade 3s (2m-2m2f) and a lack of recent match practice might not be ideal given this race will take no prisoners, especially as he likes to be up there; however, no ground worries and trained by Willie Mullins, so hard to rule out.

11/2

1st

1

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 50y

15:35 Punchestown

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

led but pestered, not fluent 1st, raced in second 5th, led again 4 out, went clear before 2 out, shaken up after 2 out, further clear when mistake last, ridden out final 110yds, just did enough

4/7

11/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: /0355- D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Quality hurdler is rated 147 in that sphere and has run some cracking races in defeat in valuable handicaps lately; has already shown some aptitude for this game in two chase starts in 2021; respected.

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7th

6

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:10 Sandown

Ballyadam

11st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

held up in rear, some headway before 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

13/2

2nd

1

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Ballyadam

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Ran well all three Festival starts, fifth in last two editions of the 2m1f County Hurdle (on soft last year); four of his five starts since last year's Festival were over further than that (his solitary run this winter was in a 2m7f Grade 1) and he's shown enough to suggest he remains of interest.

12/1

3rd

2

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

13:50 Leopardstown

Ballyadam

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Grade 1-winning novice hurdler in the Royal Bond in 2020; ended a long losing sequence when landing a four-runner novice chase at Wexford in July; absent since third in a Grade 3 novice chase at the Galway festival.

20/1

14/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 13500- C

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart hurdler won the Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel as a juvenile; however, has been well beaten in handicaps at Cheltenham and Cork last two starts; has the ability to run well if jumping holds up.

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2nd

5

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

18:40 Tipperary

Prairie Dancer

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent before 5th, not fluent 7th, outpaced after 3 out, kept on but no chance with winner approaching last

3/1

13

14th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Prairie Dancer

10st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Flat runs last autumn included the biggest win of his career (front-running at 2m on soft); big step up in trip for the Carlisle qualifier (3m1f, good to soft) in December and third of eight there was clearly his best result over hurdles for 15 months, albeit subsiding by 12l didn't persuade that he's the strongest stayer; off since and others are more persuasive.

40/1

3rd

1

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Carlisle

Prairie Dancer

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

raced wide, prominent

4/1

Form: 113P-5 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won four in a row over hurdles last summer, including here; however, was pulled-up at Cheltenham in October and was poor at Down Royal last time; questions on chasing debut.

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0

2

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

17:05 Sligo

Lieutenant Highway

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Progressive summer novice over hurdles last year; form of win in three-runner contest at Roscommon on second chase start is far from solid and ran no race in Grade 3 at Galway festival; doesn't want testing ground

5/2

Form: /5108-

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Smart hurdler is rated 148 in that sphere, with last score coming on debut for this yard at Leopardstown last December; well held in valuable handicaps the last twice, though got hampered at Punchestown most recently; can run well on chasing debut.

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1st

3

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 5f 87y

16:30 Galway

Winter Fog

11st 6lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Quality hurdler has three wins in this sphere, latest in a conditions hurdle at Cork; didn't run up to his mark when disappointing behind Macgiloney at Kilbeggan; needs best again.

11/4

4th

1

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:55 Kilbeggan

Winter Fog

11st 5lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Quality hurdler has three wins in this sphere, including in a conditions race at Cork last month; got upset in the stalls when due to run on the Flat at Galway but all must be well as he is turned out again quickly; stable jockey is on Stratum, though.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 10/2-4

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner is rated 122 in that sphere; came back from a long absence this spring and posted two solid chase runs but was 13l behind Hercule Du Seuil over C&D last time.

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8th

7

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

14:15 Tramore

Hamundarson

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, soon went second, not fluent 12th

12/1

5th

3

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Hamundarson

11st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 4th, slow jump and reminders 5th

15/2

3rd

6

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:05 Tipperary

Hamundarson

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Posted two fine efforts since returning from a lenghty absence but a fair way off that level when put firmly in his place on his most recent visit to Ballinrobe, albeit in a hot affair; first-time cheekpeices now added and if he puts his best foot forward, the pick of his form suggests he should be a tricky customer.

13/2

Form: 4229-0

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner has been well beaten in that discipline the last twice and seems best watched on chasing debut.

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15

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Typical Thomas

10st 3lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

Stayed on well to win a beginners' over 2m3f at Kilbeggan last autumn and followed up in a Listed handicap chase at Cork; out of the money in a pair of Leopardstown handicaps in January/February; better ground now should be a help.

25/1

6th

11

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Typical Thomas

10st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: James Andrew Fahey

Stayed on well to win a beginners' over 2m3f at Kilbeggan and followed up in a Listed handicap chase at Cork in October; not as good over C&D since behind some of these and while lightly raced over fences, it's hard to see him turning the form around.

12/1

6th

8

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:55 Leopardstown

Typical Thomas

11st 3lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: James Andrew Fahey

raced in second, led narrowly before 2nd

7/1

Form: 7007-P C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Hurdle and Flat winner was pulled-up on chasing debut at Kilbeggan and can't be fancied on the back of that run.

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4th

5

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Too Bright

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Won C&D beginners' before decent 3rd in handicap here; however, has questions to answer after a poor Tipperary run and yard has gone a bit quiet.

9/1

5th

4

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:05 Tipperary

Too Bright

11st 9lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

Had become a frustrating operator prior to Kilbeggan beginners win, and backed it up with another decent third at same 15-days ago, although his jumping was a bit suspect at times in the latter; his rating alone, allied with his rider's valuable 5lb claim, suggests big things here, and it will be no surprise if he lands the top step of the podium.

3/1

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Straight Forecast €54.40
Trifecta €288.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Hercule Du Seuil

SPOTLIGHT:

Ballyadam

POSTDATA:

Hercule Du Seuil

The Irish Sun:

Hercule Du Seuil

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Ballyadam